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"The dog wagged it's tail." Isn't the apostrophe correct in this case because i

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    grammarposted 7 years ago

    "The dog wagged it's tail."  Isn't the apostrophe correct in this case because it's possessive?

  2. Lensflare profile image69
    Lensflareposted 7 years ago

    I don't think so. "it's" is typically "it is". My old english teacher would've had a fit if I wrote that. smile

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    stockstalkerposted 7 years ago

    ... it's ... is the short form for ... it is.
    ... its tail ... or ... its' tail ... is/are correct for the possessive one.

  4. glenn wallace profile image75
    glenn wallaceposted 7 years ago

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    Those guys are correct. You could rewrite the sentence to use a possessive apostrophe though: The dog's tail wagged.

  5. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    no, that's wrong:

    its as a possesive doesn't carry the apostrophy;
    it's as a shortening of it is, does.